Diane Cook

FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 6, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
RUSTIQUE ROMANCE
$145 one-day class
The earth is full of minerals. Some of these minerals have health benefits, while others are desired for their rarity and beauty. Drusys are collected for their beauty. Sometimes referred to as druzy, druze, druse or drusie, these glittering rocks are sought-after by jewelry makers and rock hounds. 
A drusy is sets of tiny crystals of minerals that form on the surface of another stone. There are many types of drusy, because there are many types of minerals. Each type of drusy has particular characteristics, such as crystal size, luster and color. Quartz is one of the most common drusy types because of the prevalence of silica throughout the world. No matter what mineral forms the drusy, the overall appearance usually resembles that of sugar. The tiny crystals are considered beautiful because, like large gemstones, they glitter and catch rays of light.
Druzys have infatuated and tickled my fancy for quite some time…now I know why.  The sugary crystals catch my eye almost as fast as vintage rhinestones!
This class will be about cutting or sawing layers of metal into the perfect shape to hold your chosen druzy.  Then, delicately embedding it into silver bearing solder.
I’ll also share some unique ways to add a little extra touch to your wire wraps, as well a new signature hook & eye closure.
The outcome, I believe, will give birth to a rustic yet elegant necklace.  Adding a sprinkle of beautiful gemstone points, well that will just add the perfect ending to a one of a kind piece of art and necklace I call…Rustique Romance.
KIT FEE - $15.00 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Class Handout & Templates
Brass Wire
Rivets & Druzy Attachment
Sanding Pads & Synthetic Steel Wool
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Micro Attachments & Tiny Screwdrivers (if desired)
Dremel Tool & Bits
Quenching Bowls
Safety Glasses
Face Masks & Disposable Gloves
Wall Lenk LPT-500 Torch
Red Rubber Stamps
Metal Design & Letter Stamps
Metal Chisels
Heavy Duty Cutters
Texture Hammers & Brass Mallets
Patina Solutions & Finishing Wax
Solder Cleaner & Sealer
Gilders Paste
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Druzy Cabochon, FLAT Backed (approx.1-1/2”x1”, a bit more or less, one that is not more than 6 oz. works best)
Brass, Copper or Nickel Silver Sheet Metal, 24 gauge, at least 2 different 4”x4” pieces
Brass, Copper or Sterling Silver Wire, 24, 22, 20 gauges for wire wrapping - PLEASE patina wire before class!)
Brass or Copper Wire, approx. 8” of 12 gauge or 
Sterling Silver Dead Soft Wire, 8” of 14-16 gauge
Excel Micro Torch 
Blazer Torch (http://www.beaducation.com/shop/blazer-butane-torch-p-1926.html)  One with small controlled flame, that will not exceed approx. 2,500 degrees F.
Fuel, Butane
Lenox Brand Sterling Solid Wire Solder, Lead-Free, Easy-Flowing 1 lb. box (Purple Label) (www.amazon.com or www.grainger.com)
LENOX Brand Water Soluble Lead Free Flux (Lowe’s or www.amazon.com or www.grainger.com)
Flux Brushes (Lowe’s or Home Depot)
Long Nose Pliers, (Inexpensive kind from Harbor Freight)
Kiln Brick or Magnesium Soldering Block (www.beaducation.com)
Cookie Sheet (Inexpensive kind w/a lip) or Heat Resistant Surface
French Shears/Metal Shears (I prefer French)
V-Slot Bench Pin & Clamp
Metal Jewelry Files, #2 & #4 (half-round or flat)
Flush Cutters
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round Nose
Bail Making Pliers (Large-7mmx9mm)
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm or 1.25mm
Drill Bit, 1/8” (sold individually at hardware stores)
Ball Peen Hammer
Rawhide or Plastic Mallet
Steel Bench Block & Bench Pad or Rubber Bench Block
Metal Awl or Scribe (local hardware store)
Center Punch
Black Permanent Marker, Ultra-Fine
Ruler & Scissors
Work light, (Battery Operated suggested or bring an extension cord) and personal eye protection
OPTIONAL
Etched Metal, Brass, Copper or Nickel Silver, 24-gauge (not oxidized.  I will also have some for sale in class.)
Gemstone Point Beads (top drilled)
Various necklace components to complete your necklace, such as:  brass findings, vintage book chain, rough hammered gemstones, namely amethyst, kyanite, tourmaline, Larimar, and amazonite, crystal rondells
Dasco Pro Cold Metal Chisels, ¼” or 5/16”
Bracelet Forming Pliers
Fat Daddy or Heavy Duty Cutters
Jewelers Saw & Blades (#5/0, 6/0 or 7/0) & Cut Lube
Favorite Metal Design, Letter Stamps & Red Rubber Stamps ((MUST BE red rubber stamps)
CONTACT


  SATURDAY
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
FORM, FOLD, LAYER & LACE
$145 one-day class
There is nothing quite so satisfying to me, as to take a few small pieces of plain base sheet metal and transform them into a beautiful set of ear adornments.
The simple beauty of using etched and hand textured metal, along with the art of fold forming and lacing, will be covered in this class.  I will supply some favorite earring patterns, but really the class will be one that dares you to design your very own, using lacing as a form of attaching the metal in layers of two or three, or more!  I can’t begin to tell you how this seemingly simple challenge will start your creative juices flowing, as you dive into ways to create movement, as well as stability, in your tiny pieces of art.  This class will transfer over into pendants, bracelets, and more.  Texture is a beautiful thing.  In this class, there will be plenty of it.  So much texture…so little time…sigh.
KIT FEE - $15.00 – payable to instructor at class time and includes
Class Handout & Patterns
Sanding Pads & Synthetic Steel Wool
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Torches & Fuel
Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant Surfaces
Quenching Bowls & Pliers
Dremel Tool & Bits
Safety Glasses
Face Masks & Disposable Gloves
Metal Design & Letter Stamps
Metal Chisels
Texture Hammers & Brass Mallets
Etching Solution & Disposal Supplies
Patina Solutions & Finishing Wax
Disc Cutter, Dapping & Swaging Blocks
Rubber Stamps & Clean-up Supplies
Tumbler
Pickle Pot
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Brass, Copper & Nickel Silver Sheet Metal, 24-and 26-gauge, at least 6”x 6” pieces
Brass, Copper or Sterling Silver Wire, 24- and 22-gauge for lacing, 20-gauge for ear wires; might also want to use 18-gauge (amounts of each will vary upon number & type of earrings you choose to design-PLEASE patina wire before class!)
Jewelers Saw & Blades (#5/0, 6/0 or 7/0)
V-Slot Bench Pin & Clamp
French Shears or Metal Shears
Metal Jewelry Files, #2 & #4 (half-round or flat)
Cut Lube
Flush Cutters
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose, Round Nose & Nylon Jaw
Bracelet Forming Pliers
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm & 1.25mm
Bail Making Pliers (Large-7mmx9mm & Medium-3mmx5mm)
Drill Bit, 1/8” (sold individually at hardware stores)
Ball Peen Hammer
Rawhide or Plastic Mallet
Steel Bench Block
Bench Pad or Rubber Bench Block
Metal Awl or Scribe (local hardware store)
Center Punch
Staz-On Ink, Jet Black
Black Permanent Markers, Large Chisel Point & Ultra-Fine
Ruler
Scissors
Pencil with eraser
Work light, (Battery Operated suggested or bring an extension cord)
OPTIONAL
Favorite Metal Design & Letter Stamps
Favorite Rubber Stamps (MUST BE red rubber stamps)
Personal Eye Protection
CONTACT
E-mail:  rosajosies@yahoo.com
 SUNDAY
FEBRUARY 8, 2015
9:00 am until 4:00 pm
DIANE COOK
REPOUSSE HEARTS
$145 one-day class
Repouss√©, a method of decorating metals in which parts of the design are raised in relief from the back or the inside of the article by means of hammers and punches.  The name Repouss√© is derived from the French word pousser, “to push forward.” This ancient technique, which has been used extensively throughout the history of metalworking, achieved widespread popularity in Europe during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries.
If you have been waiting to try this technique, wait no more.  The time is now…as I will share “my style” of designing Repouss√© hearts, which will be the main focus in this class.  And, how about adding another great technique to the mix…torch fired enameling!  Yes, you’ll have the option to add a bit of enamel work, including the technique of sgraffito, to your design, which makes for many beautiful and unique combinations.
Forging and annealing heavy gauge wire will also be covered and is an option to use in class, if you desire a choker.  But, if that’s not your style, bring along a bit of extra goodies to complete a necklace.  Whatever you choose to design, it’s sure to delight.  Come join me for the day, as we work some metal magic.
KIT FEE - $25.00 – PAYABLE TO INSTRUCTOR AT CLASS TIME AND INCLUDES
Class Handout & Heart Patterns
Micro Attachments
Sanding Pads & Synthetic Steel Wool
I WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOR USE IN CLASS
Tiny Screwdrivers/Nut Drivers
Enamels
Klyrfire
Soldering Stands
Torches & Fuel
Fire Bricks & Heat Resistant Surfaces
Quenching Bowls & Pliers
Dremel Tool & Bits
Safety Glasses
Face Masks & Disposable Gloves
Texture Hammers & Brass Mallet
Metal Design & Letter Stamps & Metal Chisels
Patina Solutions & Finishing Wax
STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Copper Sheet Metal, 24-gauge, at least 1-6”x 12” piece
Brass &/or Nickel Silver Sheet Metal, 24-gauge, at least 1- 6”x 12” piece
Metal or French Shears (I prefer French)
V-Slot Bench Pin & Clamp
Metal Jewelry Files, #2 (flat & half-round)
Flush Cutters
Pliers, Chain-Nose, Flat-Nose & Round-Nose
Metal Hole Punch Pliers, 1.8mm
Bail Making Pliers (7mmx9mm)
Drill Bit, 1/8” (sold individually at hardware stores)
Ball Peen Hammer
Rawhide or Plastic Mallet
Steel Bench Block
Bench Pad or Rubber Bench Block
Forming Hammers, Small Sphere/Cone & Large Sphere/Cone (http://www.riogrande.com/category/tools-and-equipment/120/Hammers-and-Mallets/318)
Center Punch, 5/32” or 1/8” (local hardware store)
Metal Awl or Scribe (local hardware store)
Dasco Pro Cold Chisel, 1/4” or 5/16”
Work light (Battery Operated suggested or bring an extension cord)
Black Permanent Marker, Ultra-Fine
Ruler or Measuring Tape
Scissors
OPTIONAL
Jewelers Saw & Saw Blades (#5/0, 6/0 or 7/0)
Cut Lube (if you will be using a Jewelers Saw)
Power Max Flush Cutters or Fat Daddy Cutters 
Personal Safety Glasses 
Favorite Metal Design & Letter Stamps
Supplies to complete a choker:
Brass/Bronze or Copper Wire, 14-16” of 12 gauge (Please patina wire before class)
Supplies to complete a necklace:
Sterling Silver Round Wire, 22 gauge & 1’of 12-14 gauge for a unique hook & eye (Please patina wire before class), vintage rhinestone brooch, shoe, dress clip or earring, vintage rhinestone bracelet or necklace with a fold-over clasp, gemstones, chain, clear crystal rondells, 6-8mm
CONTACT
E-mail:  rosajosies@yahoo.com